Experiences of LGBTIQ+ Population within Healthcare Contexts


  • Cristiano Scandurra University of Naples Federico II
  • Paolo Valerio University of Naples Federico II




Although research on the health of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer (LGBTIQ+) populations is expanding rapidly, including a focus on social and health policies, research on the experiences of LGBTIQ+ people within healthcare contexts needs to be further developed and expanded. Indeed, social acceptance of LGBTIQ+ people has been improving in the last decades, but they continue to face stigma and discrimination (Gallup, 2016; Grant et al., 2011; Scandurra et al., 2017). Stigmatising experiences, combined with a lack of access to culturally-affirming healthcare, result in a disadvantaged social status and health disparities for LGBTIQ+ population (Fredriksen-Goldsen et al., 2014; Reisner et al., 2014).


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How to Cite

Scandurra, C., & Valerio, P. (2019). Experiences of LGBTIQ+ Population within Healthcare Contexts. PuntOorg International Journal, 4(1), 1–3. https://doi.org/10.19245/25.05.pij.4.1.1